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Old Thu, Jun-18-2009, 05:06:39 PM   #21
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those results are amazing.....def gonna try this
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be very careful with the mr clean eraser... it's actually very finely abrasive and if you're too firm with it, it will cause more damage... i would suggest the leatherique route first before the magic eraser
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OP, I'll be giving this a shot after work. Your wheel used to look far worse than mine currently does and you had huge improvements. Thanks.
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Old Tue, Jun-23-2009, 05:11:33 AM   #24
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Old Sun, Jul-05-2009, 01:09:10 AM   #25
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bumping this thread because i did this today

first i tried it on my daily, a 2001 subaru 2.5rs w/ leather int., just to see how the sponge reacts and behaves.

my subaru has 125k miles on it and the steering wheel was very shiney, which i hate. i cant stand that shiney look on anything interiorwise. i followed OP's directions and did just as he did. While the steering wheel was drying i figured i would do the door panels, the center console, turn signal indicators, dash, seats.. pretty much the entire interior haha.
well it all turned out GREAT. my steering wheel has a nice matte finish to it along with everything else. and all of this stuff was REALLY shiney before hand. i did all of this with 1 sponge, but i should have just used 2 as it kept falling apart. i wish i had some before pictures.

i wouldnt suggest doing the dash. luckily i did it on a car that im not as particular about. when i did it on the dash it kept leaving streaks. the seats kept leaving a white residue, probably from the decaying sponge, it came off effortless with a microfiber towel though.

afterwards i did it to my m3. my steering wheel wasnt as bad as OP's, but it was pretty glossy like my subaru's. i also did my armrest and my drivers seat. it worked very well. my steering wheel with 85k miles looks brand new. the tri color threading is now vibrant and full again and the wheel is matte black along with the armrest. the imola red front seats look more like the unused and mint rears which have never seen sunlight because of tint.

this stuff really does work great and i suggest you try it.

although be careful.
when you squeeze the sponge out in the sink or bucket you will notice the water turn dark. all of this is not dirt, some is dye. i am pretty sure that this stuff just takes a thin layer of the dye off the top. when i did my imola red seats my sponge was kind of red, and when i did my steering wheel it was black. do not go over and over the same areas.. a few times is okay though. do not rub too hard because you can damage your leathers.

as i said i dont have before pics but ill try and get some after pics up.
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What! Going to Wal-Mart right now. My steering wheel is crap. I'll eventually replace it, but this looks like a good cosmetic solution for now.
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I didn't try the sponge but I did try Zymol leather cleaner and used the conditioner afterwards....first time in my life I have cleaned a steering wheel and wow! Detailers secret I guess!
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Thanks for ur posting, it is really good stuff, I'm gonna have to try it on mine
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Just did this to my wheel and e-brake handle...I must say, I'm impressed! Good sh!t
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ditto on needing to be careful with this. It's great as long as you're not too aggressive, but it definitely abrades away a thin layer of dye/leather. If you have cracks in your leather, you may just want to get some of leatherique's products instead
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